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February 27, 2008
Engineering Survey: China
Australian companies are often drilled in the “three tenders, cheapest wins” philosophy, where relationships are irrelevant.
Engineering Survey: China
February 27, 2008
Engineering Survey: Asia
When Roger Olds took over Coffey International 12 years ago, he set his sights on taking the consulting company international.
Engineering Survey: Asia
February 27, 2008
Engineering Survey
Few industries appear as well placed as the engineering services industry. According to consultants Booz Allen Hamilton, the world’s urban infrastructure will need an extra $US40 trillion of investment…
Engineering Survey
February 26, 2008
Coalition Blues
Are we winning the war in Afghanistan? It’s a hard question to answer. The better question may be: which war? The military mission?
Coalition Blues
February 26, 2008
Guarding the Gulf
In the shallow waters of the Persian Gulf, 30 kilometres from Iraq’s coastline, the Khawr Al Amaya oil terminal squats above the Iraqi waterline.
Guarding the Gulf
February 26, 2008
Dying Legacy
This is Pakistan 2008, after eight years of military rule and fancy economic growth figures: under-heated and under-fed in its coldest winter in two decades.
Dying Legacy
February 14, 2008
Chinese Ghost Story
On February 5, Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith assured his Chinese counterpart, Yang Jiechi, that Canberra had corrected the feng shui of a disturbing piece of the region’s diplomatic architecture.
Chinese Ghost Story
January 25, 2008
Developing Friends
Daily Star columnist Harun Rashid considers Sino-India ties and the prospects for future co-operation between the two nations.
Developing Friends
January 21, 2008
Lord of Prosperity
Kelvin Rowley considers the life, death and legacy of drug kingpin Khun Sa, once known as king of the ‘Golden Triangle.’
Lord of Prosperity
January 15, 2008
Deus Forex Machina
The Diplomat speaks with Ian MacFarlane, former governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, about asset prices, and China’s place in the global economic system.
Deus Forex Machina
The Iran Secret: Explaining North Korea's Rocket Success
The Iran Secret: Explaining North Korea's Rocket Success
For years the Iran factor in North Korea’s ballistic missile program has been hiding in the open.
The Iran Secret: Explaining North Korea's Rocket Success
The Challenge for Nepal’s Migrant Workers
The Challenge for Nepal’s Migrant Workers
Nepalese citizens are increasingly moving abroad — particularly to Gulf countries — to find work. Will their rights be protected?
The Challenge for Nepal’s Migrant Workers
F-35: Still on Asia’s Radar?
F-35: Still on Asia’s Radar?
Several Asian countries are interested in the American F-35 JSF. But Canada’s U-turn on buying the jet won’t encourage Asian partners to sign up any time soon. Will the program survive?
F-35: Still on Asia’s Radar?
Paying Dividends: The U.S.-India Nuclear Deal Four Years On
Paying Dividends: The U.S.-India Nuclear Deal Four Years On
Four years after a historic nuclear deal was signed, many in American policy circles deride the agreement as a failure. They’re wrong.
Paying Dividends: The U.S.-India Nuclear Deal Four Years On
Will America Seize the Moment on Iran?
Will America Seize the Moment on Iran?
Obama’s reelection and signs of Iranian willingness to end the nuclear standoff might offer some hope towards a compromise.
Will America Seize the Moment on Iran?
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